While national attention is focused exclusively on COVID-19 and Supreme Court appointment maneuverings, U.S. health care continues its slide into oblivion. Washington is doing nothing to get Americans desperately needed medical care.
With his typical hyperbole, President Trump has promised his “terrific,” “phenomenal,” and “fantastic” new health care plan that will replace the ACA. He has yet to produce the said plan. Republicans want to tweak financing and eligibility rules that do nothing to improve access. Candidate Biden wants to expand the ACA law that reduced the availability of care, by passing “Medicare for All” that could seemingly take away our right to choose. With a price tag cost of $32.6 to $40 trillion, Biden’s